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15 terms

WW Lesson 8

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betrothed
engaged to be married
blasphemy
an act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence towards something considered sacred
cadence
A rhythm marked by a regular beat; The rising and falling of the voice in human speech
canon
a rule or principle that provides the norm for judgment; the works of a writer accepted as authentic
denouement
The outcome of a series of events
edict
a statement or command having the force of law
enamor
to inspire with love; to captivate
insensate
lacking sensation or awareness; lacking sense or ability to reason; brutal or lacking feeling
renegade
a traitor or someone who rejects lawful behavior
soliloquy
a speech in which a characters thoughts are given verbal expression
stricture
a strong criticism or anything that restricts or limits
triumvirate
a group of three, especially one possessing great power or eminence
usurp
to seize and hold power or authority in an illegal or unjust manor
vestment
an outer garment, especially one indicating a rank, roll, or office
votary
a person who is devoted to a cause or organization, especially one of a religious nature